The Return of Martin Guerre - Chapter 12, Of the Lame Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12, Of the Lame Summary and Analysis

Judge (de) Coras can take pride in his popular book, but his life did not show as much success after the book is published. Coras is expelled from the court for being a Protestant in 1568. He later is Chancellor for the Huguenot (Protestant) Queen of Navarre. In Toulouse he ends up imprisoned, and then is lynched in October 1572, in front of the Parliament of Toulouse. Nevertheless, both Coras' book and Le Sueur's book continue to be popular among Catholics and Protestants. Le Sueur's book is edited in later editions into a sort of timeless legend of an impostor, with vague notes about the time and history.

Other lawyers look at aspects of the case in detail, such as Bernarde, the daughter of Bertrande and Arnaud (posing as Martin) being considered legitimate and made the heir...

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